“My work is fundamentally about listening to the earth and our ancestral voices. My enquiry is the deepest nature of humanity and our relationship to our home planet. I work with universal symbols and forms that pull on our deepest human memories that connect the present to our collective primal memories, anchored by touch.
Process is fundamental to my work. Coiling induces meditative absorption and simplicity is key – I work with minimal tools and smoke. These are portable processes that our ancestors would recognise; an everyman approach.” – Jane Sheppard
1999 British Council/ Potters Association of Namibia
1998 South West Arts Craft Development Award
Publications and features
Tile Envy (edited by Deborah Osburn) ISBN 978-1-908714-LL-4
‘How I became a Tile Maker’ four-page editorial on Mud Hut Company Homes and Gardens January 2014 p28-31
Period Living February 2013 p110
Period Living August 2011 p93
‘Searching for the Spirit’ Ceramic Review 1999
‘Grace and Form’ Brownsword Hepworth gallery, Walton Street, London Oct-Nov 2021
‘Avebury’ Bath Artists’ Studios 2019
‘Body:Art’ Black Swan Arts Frome 2019
Gallery 57, Cork St, London 1999(curated by Kate Chertavian Fine Art)
Patterns of the Past, Sherborne House Dorset 2000
Four Come to St Ives 1999
St James’ Gallery, Bath 1998
2019 Founder member of Black Swan Guild, Frome.
1993-2009 Lecturer in Art and Design at Bath College. Subject leader for Ceramics and Lead Tutor for Creative Arts.
1999 guest artist and judge at PAN annual exhibition, delivering workshops at University of Namibia and Kalahari desert
1991-92 Ceramics Technician, Bath College
1989 BEd honours degree Bath College of Higher Education